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Apple Music’s New Artist Spotlight Shines on South African Alternative Artist Marcus Harvey

South African artist Marcus Harvey gets highlighted as Apple Music's New Artist Spotlight.

Apple Music's New Artist Spotlight for June is Marcus Harvey, the singer, rapper and producer from Alexandra township in the Gauteng province. The musician's I Am Marcus Harvey EP released in April won him an army of fans and the respect of his counterparts.


Marcus Harvey shared his excitement about getting hand-picked by the streaming platform in a press release from Apple Music. "This is a beautiful moment in my life right now and I am inspired to always strive for nothing but the best, when it comes to my music," Marcus Harvey said. "Being the Apple Music New Artist Spotlight recipient for June, a month that recognizes and appreciates the visibility and influence of South Africa's youth, means getting the global recognition which will hopefully open beautiful opportunities for myself."

I Am Marcus Harvey, released through Tales Of The Cool Music, an indie record label which he co-owns, peaked at #3 on the Apple Music Alternative Top Charts. In the project, Marcus Harvey slices through different genres and influences seamlessly creating a hybrid of music that sounds current while referencing the past. the artist cites the likes of Brenda Fassie and gospel artist Winnie Mashaba as the musicians he grew up listening to and therefore shaped his own music.

Stream Marcus Harvey's latest release I Am Marcus Harvey on Apple Music and Spotify.




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The Netherlands Returns Nigeria's Centuries-Old Stolen Artefact

The Netherlands has returned to Nigeria a 600-year-old stolen artefact, the Ife Terracotta, which has been received by Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.

According to The Guardian Nigeria, the Netherlands has returned a 600-year-old artefact to Nigeria. This comes after the artefact was reportedly smuggled using fraudulent papers through Ghana to the Dutch country. Netherlands ambassador to Nigeria, Harry van Dijk, handed over the Ife Terracotta to Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture. The repatriation of the small but "priceless" Ife Terracotta has been a long journey considering it was reportedly smuggled out of Nigeria in 2019.

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